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Backtrack 1992 R CC

3.3 out of 5 stars (56) IMDb 5.4/10

Jodie Foster stars as Anne Benton, an artist who sees what she shouldn't - a mob assassination.

Starring:
Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Action, Comedy
Director Dennis Hopper, Alan Smithee
Starring Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster
Supporting actors Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price, John Turturro, Fred Ward, Julie Adams, Tony Sirico, Sy Richardson, Frank Gio, Helena Kallianiotes, John Apicella, Clifford Bartholomew, Kevin Bourland, Carl David Burks, Grand L. Bush, Burke Byrnes, Tod Davies, Satya De La Manitou, Ayres Donno
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Format: DVD
For those who don't know, there are two versions of this film:
The European version titled "Catchfire", which runs 98 minutes (more or less) and has a music score by Curt Sobel. The director of the film, Dennis Hopper disowned this version--it is credited to Alan Smithee instead.
Then there's the director's cut, "Backtrack", which runs 116 minutes (more or less), and features a different score by Michel Columbier. This version is available on video.
I don't know why, but the DVD release is in fact the shorter European cut w/ alternate score--despite keeping the "Backtrack" title and Hopper's name on the credits as director. Oh, and the back of the box credits Michel Columbier as composer, which is very odd considering not a note of his music is present in this version.
A simple mistake by the distributor Artisan? Or are they simply trying to pull a fast one on the consumers? Either way, I strongly suggest that you either wait for a proper release on DVD or purchase the VHS version instead, which to my knowledge remains as the director's cut.
Maybe Hopper changed his mind about which cut he prefers, but I highly doubt that.
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Format: DVD
A word to the wise from one who got burned: the Artisan DVD release is the expurgated cut. The story makes no sense once they've trimmed the Jodie/Dennis sex scenes, so don't buy it. Shame on Artisan.
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Format: DVD
Don't buy this DVD. Buy the VHS director's cut. The movie has been wrecked by haphazard edits. The DVD doesn't even make sense. This is not a bad film. Buy the VHS, but run as far as you can from this DVD. It's a rip-off.
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Format: DVD
READ ALL REVIEWS BEFORE YOU BUY. If I had taken the time to read the warning about the cut DVD version, I never would have bought this DVD. Too late schmart. It's a hatchet job. Very sad and SO maddening that an intriguing film in which one could luxuriate has been turned into a goofy trivialization. And I can't return it because I've opened it.
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Format: DVD
People, can you spell: M.I.S.S.E.D. O.P.P.O.R.T.U.N.I.T.Y.?
Please be aware: This is not the 116 minute Director's Cut of this movie (previously released on VHS by Vestron Video), but the 99 minute version (and not 102 minutes as the description and artwork claims).
I took a gamble, since the Video box artwork also states 102 minutes but was in fact 116 minutes, that this would be the proper version, but sadly it was not...
You're better off trying to find the VHS version of this film as it is, even without widescreen, far superior over this version.
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By A Customer on May 1, 2002
Format: DVD
I had seen the movie before and thought the story to be off-beat and quirky enough to be enjoyable. However, I was curious why the DVD version seemed to have been abbreviated. By my recollection, you saw a little more of Jodie Foster preparing for her shower scene, a lot more of her in lingerie in a motel room with Dennis Hopper and the original final scenes included an exchange between Fred Ward and a departing Vincent Price that is not on the DVD. Again, if my memory is correct, the apparent editing was a bit disappointing.
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Format: DVD
The Widescreen simply cuts off the the top and bottom of the full screen VHS. Left out some of the Jodie Foster Shower scene and cut some the touchy feely between Hopper and Foster.
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Format: VHS Tape
I usually love DVD's of old films,but this time it's not the case!!! The DVD is a butchered shorter version with a new score,YUCK!!! If you have the old director's cut on VHS tape,I advise you keep it until a Director's Cut version on DVD come out!!! I kept mine thank God!!! Great film,Bad DVD,I'm glad I did not buy it!!! THIS IS NOT DENNIS HOPPERS DIRECTOR'S CUT!!! Nuff said!!!
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